Law & Order

After a 12 year hiatus, “Law & Order” returns for an historic 21st season.

Law & Order

Season 21 Premiere: February 24, 8pm

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During its original run, “Law & Order” entranced audiences for 20 seasons, blending police drama and courtroom activity into a series that paved the way for one of the longest running television franchises in history. Now, after a 12 year hiatus, “Law & Order” returns for an historic 21st season.

Each episode depicts two sides of the justice system: the New York City Police Department’s homicide detectives investigating crimes plaguing their city and the district attorneys prosecuting the defendants. In addition to the hard-hitting investigative and prosecution skills, viewers catch a glimpse of the inevitable tension between the police unit and the defense attorneys whose acute focus on justice bring an element of unpredictability. Throughout its run, the series featured several cast members, but the storytelling power remained the same year after year.

Sam Waterston (D.A. Jack McCoy) and Anthony Anderson (Det. Kevin Bernard) return alongside Cameryn Manheim (Lt. Kate Dixon), Jeffrey Donovan (Det. Frank Cosgrove), Hugh Dancy (Sr. A.D.A. Nolan Price), and Odelya Halevi (A.D.A. Samantha Maroun).

Original players include Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson), D.A. Adam Schiff (Steven Hill), Det. Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach), and Det. Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin), who was on the show for nine seasons. Countless stars and guest stars have appeared on “Law & Order,” with a list that includes Samuel L. Jackson (“Django Unchained”), Philip Seymour Hoffman (“Capote”), Jennifer Garner (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Peter Sarsgaard (“The Slap”), Allison Janney (“Mom”), and William H. Macy (“Shameless”).

“Law & Order” received countless awards and nominations over the years, including an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series in 1997. The show’s cast and crew also brought home numerous Screen Actors Guild Awards, ALMA Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, and Peabody Awards.

“Law & Order” was created by Dick Wolf for Universal Television and aired on NBC.

Select Cast Members

Sam Waterson
Anthony Anderson
Cameryn Manheim
Jeffrey Donovan
Hugh Dancy
Odelya Halevi

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